Tipperary Launch of Towards a Second Republic This Saturday

The most recent general election was hailed as revolutionary, but the coalition is being criticised for moving away from their election rhetoric and falling in line with the IMF programme to the detriment of the people who elected them.

In their new book Towards a Second Republic: Irish Politics After the Celtic Tiger, Peadar Kirby, Professor of International Politics and Public Policy in the University of Limerick, and Mary P Murphy, lecturer in Irish Politics and Society, National University of Ireland Maynooth, analyse Ireland’s economics, politics and society to identify where we are after the collapse of the Celtic Tiger and to identify models for the future. They draw important lessons from the cycles of boom and bust that the country has experienced, exposing the winners and losers from the current Irish model of development, and relate these lessons to the way power is used by the powerful in Ireland.

More than just an analysis of the economic disaster in Ireland, the book is also a proposal to construct new and more effective institutions for the economy and society and a more active citizenry.

Peadar Kirby

Peadar Kirby, who is a part-time Cloughjordan resident, will discuss Towards a Second Republic at the Tipperary launch of the book this Saturday, 19 November, at 7pm in Sheelagh na Gig bookshop in Cloughjordan.

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